Monday, December 3, 2018

The 2018 Bowl Season,….



The list of the 2018 college bowl season. It seems as if the season just started and yet here we are nearing the end. 

CELEBRATION BOWL
North Carolina A&T vs. Alcorn State
December 15, 2018
12 p.m. ET, ABC
Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Atlanta, Georgia
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NEW MEXICO BOWL
Utah State vs. North Texas
December 15, 2018
2 p.m. ET, ESPN
Branch Field at Dreamstyle Stadium
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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CURE BOWL
Tulane vs. Louisiana
December 15, 2018
2:30 p.m. ET, CBSSN
Camping World Stadium
Orlando, Florida
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LAS VEGAS BOWL
Arizona State vs. Fresno State
December 15, 2018
3:30 p.m. ET, ABC
Sam Boyd Stadium
Las Vegas
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CAMELLIA BOWL
Georgia Southern vs. Eastern Michigan
December 15, 2018
5:30 p.m. ET, ESPN
Cramton Bowl
Montgomery, Alabama
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NEW ORLEANS BOWL
Middle Tennessee State vs. Appalachian State
December 15, 2018
9 p.m. ET, ESPN
Mercedes-Benz Superdome
New Orleans, Louisiana
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BOCA RATON BOWL
Northern Illinois vs. Alabama-Birmingham
December 18, 2018
7 p.m. ET, ESPN
Howard Schnellenberger Field at FAU Stadium
Boca Raton, Florida
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FRISCO BOWL
San Diego State vs. Ohio
December 19, 2018
8 p.m. ET, ESPN
Toyota Stadium
Frisco, Texas
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GASPARILLA BOWL
Marshall vs. South Florida
December 20, 2018
8 p.m. ET, ESPN
Raymond James Stadium
Tampa, Florida
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BAHAMAS BOWL

Florida International vs. Toledo
December 21, 2018
12:30 p.m. ET, ESPN
Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium
Nassau, Bahamas

FAMOUS IDAHO POTATO BOWL
BYU vs. Western Michigan
December 21, 2018
4 p.m. ET, ESPN
Lyle Smith Field at Albertsons Stadium
Boise, Idaho
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BIRMINGHAM BOWL
Wake Forest vs. Memphis
December 22, 2018
Noon ET, ESPN
Legion Field
Birmingham, Alabama
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ARMED FORCES BOWL
Houston vs. Army
December 22, 2018
3:30 p.m. ET, ESPN
Amon G. Carter Stadium
Fort Worth, Texas
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DOLLAR GENERAL BOWL
Troy vs. Buffalo
December 22, 2018
7 p.m. ET, ESPN
Ladd-Peebles Stadium
Mobile, Alabama

HAWAI'I BOWL
Louisiana Tech vs. Hawaii
December 22, 2018
10:30 p.m. ET, ESPN
Hawaiian Tel Federal Credit Union Field at Aloha Stadium
Honolulu
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FIRST RESPONDER BOWL
Boston College vs. Boise State
December 26, 2018
1:30 p.m. ET, ESPN
Cotton Bowl
Dallas
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QUICK LANE BOWL
Minnesota vs. Georgia Tech
December 26, 2018
5:15 p.m. ET, ESPN
Ford Field
Detroit

CHEEZ-IT BOWL
TCU vs. Cal
December 26, 2018
9 p.m. ET, ESPN
Chase Field
Phoenix

INDEPENDENCE BOWL
Temple vs. Duke
December 27, 2018
1:30 p.m. ET, ESPN
Independence Stadium
Shreveport, Louisiana

PINSTRIPE BOWL
Wisconsin vs. Miami
December 27, 2018
5:15 p.m. ET, ESPN
Yankee Stadium
New York

TEXAS BOWL
Baylor vs. Vanderbilt
December 27, 2018
9 p.m. ET, ESPN
NRG Stadium
Houston
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MUSIC CITY BOWL
Purdue vs. Auburn
December 28, 2018
1:30 p.m. ET, ESPN
Nissan Stadium
Nashville, Tennessee
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CAMPING WORLD BOWL
Syracuse vs. West Virginia
December 28, 2018
5:15 p.m. ET, ESPN
Camping World Stadium
Orlando, Florida
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ARIZONA BOWL
Nevada vs. Arkansas State
December 28, 2018
5:30 p.m. ET, CBSSN
Arizona Stadium
Tucson, Arizona

ALAMO BOWL
Iowa State vs. Washington State
December 28, 2018
9 p.m. ET, ESPN
Alamodome
San Antonio, Texas
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PEACH BOWL
Florida vs. Michigan
December 29, 2018
Noon ET, ESPN
Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Atlanta
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BELK BOWL
South Carolina vs. Virginia
December 29, 2018
Noon ET, ABC
Bank of America Stadium
Charlotte, North Carolina
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ORANGE BOWL (CFP NATIONAL SEMIFINAL)
Alabama vs. Oklahoma
December 29, 2018
8 p.m. ET, ESPN
Hard Rock Stadium
Miami Gardens, Florida

COTTON BOWL (CFP NATIONAL SEMIFINAL)
Clemson vs. Notre Dame
December 29, 2018
4 p.m. ET, ESPN
AT&T Stadium
Arlington, Texas

REDBOX BOWL
Oregon vs. Michigan State
December 31, 2018
3 p.m. ET, Fox
Levi's Stadium
Santa Clara, Calif.

MILITARY BOWL
Virginia Tech vs. Cincinnati
December 31, 2018
Noon ET, ESPN
Jack Stephens Field at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
Annapolis, Maryland
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LIBERTY BOWL
Missouri vs. Oklahoma State
December 31, 2018
3:45 p.m. ET, ESPN
Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
Memphis, Tennessee
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HOLIDAY BOWL
Northwestern vs. Utah
December 31, 2018
7 p.m. ET, FS1
SDCCU Stadium
San Diego, Calif.
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GATOR BOWL
North Carolina State vs. Texas A&M
December 31, 2018
7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN
TIAA Bank Field
Jacksonville, Florida
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SUN BOWL
Pitt vs. Stanford
December 31, 2018
2 p.m. ET, CBS
Sun Bowl Stadium
El Paso, Texas

OUTBACK BOWL
Mississippi State vs. Iowa
January 1, 2019
Noon ET, ESPN2
Raymond James Stadium
Tampa, Florida
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CITRUS BOWL
Kentucky vs. Penn State
January 1, 2019
1 p.m. ET, ABC
Camping World Stadium
Orlando, Florida
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FIESTA BOWL
LSU vs. UCF
January 1, 2019
1 p.m. ET, ESPN
University of Phoenix Stadium
Glendale, Arizona
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ROSE BOWL GAME
Washington vs. Ohio State
January 1, 2019
5 p.m. ET, ESPN
Rose Bowl
Pasadena, California
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SUGAR BOWL
Texas vs. Georgia
January 1, 2019
8:45 p.m. ET, ESPN
Mercedes-Benz Superdome
New Orleans

COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
January 7, 2019
8 p.m. ET, ESPN
Levi's Stadium
Santa Clara, Calif.
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Sunday, December 2, 2018

Go'On Jalen,...


If you could look up Jalen Hurts in the dictionary, I would think you could find several words to describe him. Collegiate football player for the University of Alabama,... student-athlete,... quarterback,... all of those would fit and be accurate.

More fitting words though can certainly apply. Christian, honorable, classy, leader all certainly apply to this kid. In our Me-Me-Me culture of today, Jalen shined like a beacon in the night. He could have transfered,... he could have been a cancer to the team,... he could have quit. Instead Jalen Hurts did the honorable thing, he stuck it out. You can credit his parents with most of that I guess but ultimately it all fell on Jalen to do the right thing. Thank you sir.

Jalen Hurts is a leader, a man amoung men. He has the things no one can ever take away from him. Honor, dignity, leadership skills. Jalen lead by example. Thank you sir.

If he does decide to transfer,... it will sting. But Jalen has to do whatever is best for Jalen. I will always be a Jalen Hurts fan,... even if he goes to that "other" school. Go'on Jalen,... Roll Tide!!

Friday, November 30, 2018

Bama-Gawja,... The Rematch,...

As I sit here on a Friday night anxiously awaiting the game tomorrow,.... I try to comprehend what the players must feel like. If I am sitting here with butterflies, how are they dealing with it?
I've read so much of the pre game hype that I'm basically tired of reading the articles and hearing what all of the talking heads have to say. I'm ready for the game. But at this point it is 20 hours away and wait, I will.

On paper, Georgia only has a clear advantage in one department,... special teams. Bamas offensive line vs Georgia's defensive line should hold up all day. Same with the defensive line for Bama. It should control the line of scrimmage for the most part. That's not to say Georgia's running backs won't have a good day, they will because the talent is there. But the backs will have an uphill struggle like they haven't faced all year. Bama's O line is very good in pass protection and will need to step it up in the run game for the backs to be successful. Quarterback wise, while Jake Fromm has had an excellent year, Tua Tagovailoa has had a better one. I've always said the game is won in the trenches, but you have to have a good QB too,... Bama has both.

I do think Kirby goes all out and plays his running QB, Justin Fields more and possibly throws in a Gus play or two because if Georgia loses, they are likely out of the playoff picture. The talking heads say Bama can lose and still be in,.. I'm saying just don't lose and you have nothing to worry about. The game will be close but Bama pulls away in the second half I think. Bama wins 38-24. Roll Tide!!

Friday, November 23, 2018

The 8th Annual Toy Share at Bank Independent,....


Season’s Greetings and Happy Holidays from your family at Bank Independent!

Each year our friends and neighbors generously donate more toys, and help more children in our own communities, than in the previous year.  We hope to build on the success of last year’s Toy Share drive to again bring joy to even more families.  Your generosity is an inspiration.
We are pleased to announce the launch of the 8th Annual Toy Share drive beginning November 22nd and running through December 14th.
Please help us make this year's Toy Share toy drive the best yet! Here are three easy ways you can help children in need in your own community:
Drop off a new, unwrapped toy at any Bank Independent location before Friday, December 14.
Help us spread the word!  "Share" one of our Toy Share posts to the Bank Independent Facebook page now through December 14 and we'll donate $1 to the Toy Share drive on your behalf.
Make a donation to the Toy Share drive using PayPal.
Your donations will be distributed within your community by local charitable organizations, including:
· Angel Tree Program in partnership with Lexington School
· Christmas Charities Year Round of Madison County
· Committee on Church Cooperation in Morgan County
· Cornerstone Church in Lawrence County
· Department of Human Resources of Franklin County
· Department of Human Resources of Lawrence County
· Department of Human Resources of Limestone County
· Lauderdale County Christian Children's Home
· Rogersville Volunteer Fire Department
· Safeplace of the Shoals
· William Porter Foundation in the Shoals
Stay tuned to WAFF48 on Friday, December 14 for live Toy Share broadcasts from three Bank Independent locations.
Thank you for helping us share the joy of the holidays, and thank you for being part of the Bank Independent family!


















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Friday, October 26, 2018

Lauderdale & Colbert Counties Sample Ballot For Tuesday Nov 6, 2018

The old words of Dick Biddle "Be a good American, Be an informed American" always ring true to me during major elections. Be sure to do a little homework and be an informed voter. You can click on each picture to enlarge it. The bottom picture is the ballot statement for the proposed amendments.




Sunday, October 21, 2018

Famous Or Maybe Not So Famous Quotes,....



Quotes,... Repeating things people have said,... Here are a few from people you may have heard of and maybe some you haven't. Hopefully some of these might inspire someone,...

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“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.”-Mark Twain

“Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.”-Eleanor Roosevelt

“A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.”-David Brinkley

“Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.”-John F. Kennedy

“It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.”-Theodore Roosevelt

“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.”-Lucille Ball
On a side note,.. you have to love yourself before you can love others,…

“Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.”-Mother Theresa

“It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.”-Leonardo Da Vinci

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”-Thomas A. Edison

“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.”-Albert Einstein

“The opposite of love is not hate; it’s indifference.”-Elie Wiesel

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”-Harriet Tubman

“A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.”-Jim Morrison